Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What We're Reading #37

Another Wednesday, another week of great reading recommendations coming your way from the Ladies of Horror Fiction team!

The Perfect Nanny Book Cover

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.

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Toni’s Teaser Review

This is a very quick read but it is a complex read that will make you have all the feels.

Read Toni’s entire review at The Misadventures of a Reader.

True Crime by Samatha Kolesnik

True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik

Suzy and her brother, Lim, live with their abusive mother in a town where the stars don’t shine at night. Once the abuse becomes too much to handle, the two siblings embark on a sordid cross-country murder spree beginning with their mom. As the murder tally rises, Suzy’s mental state spirals into irredeemable madness.

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Emily’s Teaser Review

True Crime is Samantha Kolesnik’s debut novella, and I’m glad that I picked it up. It’s grim, haunting, and well-written. I am not going to make a flat-out comparison to Jack Ketchum’s writing in The Girl Next Door, but Samantha’s has a similar quality in that she can write about terrible and horrendous things, but still have heart in the story.

Read Emily’s entire review at Goodreads.

Toni’s Teaser Review

I really enjoyed Kolesnik’s writing. The pacing of the book made it a quick one sitting read. Kolensik’s characterizations are really well written. I personally felt all the feelings for the characters. When I say all the feelings I mean all the feelings. Hate, sadness and empathy. The story was very well written and I truly enjoyed the story.

Read Toni’s entire review at The Misadventures of a Reader.

The Possession of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper

The Possession of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper

Margaret Willow has never met an eleven-year-old as dangerous as Natalie Glasgow. Natalie spends her days comatose, but at night she prowls her mother’s home, unnaturally strong and insatiably carnivorous. With doctors baffled, Natalie’s mother reaches out to Margaret, an expert in the supernatural. But even Margaret is mystified and terrified by Natalie’s condition. She’s dying, and before she dies, she might kill someone. Has a demon clawed its way inside an eleven-year-old girl? Or does the source of this nightmare lie with Natalie’s dead father?

A tight, tense novella, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow twists the exorcism tale at every turn down to its final grave confrontation.

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Alex’s Teaser Review

Possession/haunting stories are a top 5 trope for me. I can just gobble them up and I am always ready for more. With that being said, a lot of possession books tend to be similar. But for me that is okay because I am already expecting it – if that makes sense. With The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, author Hailey Piper tosses an entirely new type of story at us. It is not your typical possession story. 

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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